Wednesday, August 14, 2013

PORTRAITS IN CHANTILLY

You can always recognize Chantilly lace by its delicate background and intricate detail. Named after the town in France where its still made, the patterns originating in the 18th century are to this day, still time-honored and manufactured.  My favorite of all laces, Chantilly is fragile and romantic.  It can be used as an allover lace or touches of it here and there on bodices, skirts and sleeves.  Chantilly has always been synonymous with the finest in bridal wear from dresses to veils and accessories . . .
The perfect customizing for a simple gown, this three-tiered lace jabot has matching ruffle gauntlets all tied together with polka-dot grosgrain ribbons and  a cameo

A Chantilly lace bordered mantilla worn with a bouffant tulle dress with lace bodice . . .
 Crepe and Chantilly lace are the perfect duo here for a gown reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood

This bodice is appliqued in Chantilly lace with shirred tulle overlaid
The kick pleat in the back of this silk dupioni gown is a gathered inset of Chantilly lace

 This repro tea gown harks back to the Art Nouveau period. Chantilly lace covers the bodice and borders an asymmetrical tulle skirt

This is a perfect  Boho piece in a mix of  Chantilly laces, chiffon and brocade gold  belt
True vintage.  Another tea gown in a mix of Chantilly laces

5 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So so pretty, love these dresses x

Blond Duck said...

My sister just got engaged--I'm e-mailing her this blog.

Kim Alston said...

I really love that first dress and her headpiece. Chantilly lace can be very pretty.
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dream for bride said...

Gorgeous, amazing dresses, the brides are so beautiful when they wear the wedding dresses.